Archive for May, 2012

Future Cape Town

By Glen Hiemstra I recently came across a series of articles by Future Cape Town, a media movement and urban consultancy founded by Rashiq Fataar in 2010. The beginning of the About page on the Future Cape Town website starts “With our roots firmly in the

Musik-Flatrate – ein Schweizer Modell (in German)

Mein aktueller Vorschlag für die Schweizer Musikindustrie, Kunstschaffende und Urheberinstitutionen:“In den vergangenen 10 Jahren wurde Musik im Internet tatsächlich ‘wie Wasser’, mehr oder weniger gemäss der 2002 von David Bowie gewagten Prognose: “Music will become like Water” (New York Times); ein Leitmotiv, das auch schon

Future of Mobile & Apps: Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard (NextGreatAppMoscow) (by gleonhard) This video is overdubbed in RUSSIAN language, featuring Futurist and Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard at the NextGreatApp event in Moscow, May 24, 2012; presented by Sberbank see for more details. Topics

futuristgerd: (via Wearable Tech: Welcome to the Future of Fashion) Related articles Ebook readers and tablets exploding in the U.S. ( Wearable Electronics ( Good article: Transforming Towards the Firm of the Future (

Data is the New Oil: From Privacy to Publicy from swissnex San Francisco on futurist-foresight: Definitely, and specifically Big Data is the new oil. fromegotoeco: (via – Data is the New Oil: From Privacy to Publicy) Related articles Data is the New Oil:

Mark is worried that if he doesn’t create a mobile phone in the near future that Facebook will simply become an app on other mobile platforms. A Facebook Phone: Ambitious Leap or Fatal Mistake? – Businessweek

Layar – Ford Fiesta Promoted in India with Layar (by layarmobile) Augmented Reality in Advertising – cool:)

(via Humans Are Not Like Slowly Boiling Frogs … We Are Like Slowly Boiling Brainless Frogs | ThinkProgress)  very fitting cartoon

Organised Complexity

Link: Organised Complexity A great talk here from a senior UX designer at Microsoft talking about how networks are becoming (and perhaps have always been) the default structure for how we understand and navigate the complexity of the modern world Post by Neil Perkin, Futures

Distributed And Destination Thinking

Link: Distributed And Destination Thinking Perhaps one of the defining characteristics of effective organisations in the new networked age – the smart combination of distributed and destination thinking  Post by Futures Agency associate Neil Perkin